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Five Ideas to Maximize Classroom Space with an Engaging Design

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Have you noticed when you stand in front of the class to begin teaching your students slouch down in their seats in a lackluster or defensive manner, assuming that another whole group lesson will be boring or too difficult? The design of the classroom space lets students know if it is teacher centered or student centered. Students can tell by …

Celebrating National School Choice Week

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From Arizona to Florida, students across Imagine Schools participated in a weeklong celebration of school choice. National School Choice Week took place January 23-27 in our schools with a variety of events in local communities. It is part of a broader, nationwide movement with more than 21,000 events planned coast-to-coast to highlight the importance of school choice. From rallies at …

Sharing Holiday Joy

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Elementary and middle school students from Imagine Chancellor in Boynton Beach, FL continued their annual holiday tradition of serving as Santa’s elves during the holiday season. More than 1,000 students collected more than 600 toys for students at Imagine North Lauderdale, a sister school in North Lauderdale serving K-6 students. Students and staff members from Imagine Chancellor delivered the toys in …


Five Ways to Create an Optimal Learning Environment

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Open the doors to learning with a school and classroom environment that reflect inclusion and relevance.  These five classroom doors give insight to each teacher’s vision while concurrently focusing on the students.  This five part series on “Optimal Learning Environment”, begins with these five classroom doors.  They show five ways to create an optimal learning environment. On each of about …

Celebrations and Awards

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A few weeks ago, members of the National Academic and Character Team attended the National Forum on Character Education in Washington, DC. This team heard many inspiring speakers and engaged in breakout sessions related to the theme, “Building Productive and Caring Citizens.” Joined by several Imagine colleagues from some of our schools in Florida, it was an opportunity to publicly celebrate our …

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All These Numbers!

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Oh, my head hurts! What is the relationship between all of these different numbers representing my student’s performance on STAR (Scale Score, PR, NCE) and how are they used? Why do we complicate matters with the NCE? A Computer Adaptive Test (CAT), like the STAR assessments that we use, successively selects questions for the purpose of maximizing the precision of …

Let the Hurricane Roar!

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Hurricane Matthew was a potentially catastrophic storm for much of the East Coast and also Imagine Schools in Florida. Nine Imagine campuses in the state were predicted to take the brunt of Matthew’s force as it made land. As residents stocked up on non-perishable food, water, batteries, generators and other storm provisions, Imagine principals also took action to prepare. Our school …